Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

How we can help

In conjunction with two other charities, we provide carers in all parts of Surrey with advice, information and training in moving and handling techniques and the use of specialist equipment. We are not a back care diagnostic team but we can give advice on back and postural care.

Our trained advisors will visit you in your own home or wherever you usually carry out your moving and handling tasks, to carry out a risk assessment. We will give you advice, information and instruction on safe moving and handling techniques, including use of any equipment, with particular attention to your back and postural care. We may be able to lend you small pieces of handling equipment to trial.

We can also provide advocacy and liaison with relevant agencies on behalf of the carer if a moving or handling activity is considered a high risk.

The service is provided according to need and we will revisit if your circumstances change.

Carers can refer themselves to our service. If you would like an assessment please download a referral form here and email it

If you live in other parts of Surrey, please contact our partners who offer similar services to ours:

White Lodge Back Care Team - 01932 577992/3 (Woking, Surrey Heath, Runnymede, Spelthorne, East Elmbridge)

Carers of Epsom - 01372 722269 (Epsom& Ewell, Mole Valley, West Elmbridge)